October 17, 2020
News from DAAD USA
Stay up to date on DAAD's activities in the US - from news about scholarship programs to opportunities for study and research in Germany.
Important Dates & Deadlines for DAAD Programs, Scholarships, & Grants

As of now, we expect all funding, programs and internships below to resume as planned. For any updates, please visit the funding page and www.daad.org.

To view our brand new informational video on what programs, scholarships, and grants DAAD USA has to offer students, please click here!

New Programs and Upcoming Deadlines
Call for Applications
Graduate Study Scholarship

Highly qualified final year undergraduate students or eligible graduates may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a full Master's degree program at a German university or for study at a German university as part of a master's program completed in the US or Canada. Apply by November 4th.

Call for Applications
University Summer Course Grants

This program provides scholarships to attend a broad range of three- to four-week summer courses at German universities, which focus mainly on German language and literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Apply by December 1st.

Call for Applications
Artists-in-Berlin Program

The DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program is one of Europe’s most prestigious grants. Each year around 20 visual artists, writers, filmmakers, composers and sound artists are invited to Berlin to focus on their work and engage with the city’s vibrant art scene. Writers, filmmakers and composers/sound artists are encouraged to apply now through December 1, 2020.

DAAD Network
DAAD and German Studies Association Awards
Best Book and Article Prizes 2020

DAAD is proud to announce the winners of the 2020 DAAD/GSA Best Book and Article Prizes, awarded on October 3rd, 2020, at the 44th Annual Conference of the German Studies Association (held online): Astrid M. Eckert for the best book in History, Tobias Boes for the best book in Germanistik, ​Carl Gelderloos for an honorable mention in Germanistik, and Joseph Perry for the best article in the German Studies Review. 
Goethe Institute Career Booster
Career Booster 2020 Goes Virtual

Join DAAD and the Goethe Institute on Nov. 5 + 6 for US-wide virtual Career Days for high school and college students! Whether you or your students are interested in studying in Germany or want to hear first-hand about various career opportunities, German representatives from business and higher education will be available to answer your questions. This event is free, but registration is mandatory.

Virtual German American Event Series
German American Conference at Harvard University

The German American Conference at Harvard University is going virtual! This year, due to COVID-19, the conference will be hosted online as the Virtual German American Event Series from Sept. through Nov. 2020. All events of the 2020 virtual series are free of charge and registration is open to everyone. For more information, please click on the link below.  

German Center for Research and Innovation New York (DWIH)
Now Hiring: Program Manager

The DWIH is seeking a full-time Program Manager. The Program Manager will work closely together with the Executive Director of the DWIH and will be responsible for communications and outreach strategy, growing and maintaining the DWIH’s extensive network, and developing and managing events in accordance with DWIH’s primary goals. For more information and to apply, please click on the link below.

Short Term Job Announcement
Graduate Scholarship Processing

We are looking for temporary help from Oct. 15 through (approx.) Dec. 31, 2020 to process scholarship applications. Applicants should be fluent in English (plus, ideally, in German), have an interest in international higher education, be able to work with Excel, work with great attention to detail, and be available 4-5 days a week. For more information, please click on the link below. 
Internship with the German Foreign Office in New York
Internship Opportunity

The German Permanent Mission to the UN and the German Consulate in New York seek NYC-based candidates for immediate participation in a full-time Foreign Office internship program at the Permanent Mission or Consulate General in New York. For details on application deadline, applicant criteria, and how to apply, please click on the link below.

DFG Research Training Group “Aesthetic Practice,” Hildesheim

As of April 1, 2021, at the University of Hildesheim Faculty of Cultural Studies and Aesthetic Communication, a postdoctoral position (research assistant, TV-L E 13, 100%) is to be filled for a period of two years in the Research Training Group “Aesthetic Practice” (DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 2477).

Application closing date: November 15, 2020. 
Please click below for more information.

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DAAD Regional Office New York, 871 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017, legally represented by Dr. Dorothea Rüland, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst e.V., Kennedyallee 50, 53175 Bonn
Tel.: (212) 758-3223 
Head office:
Bonn (Germany), registered with the Bonn District Court, Commercial Register Court VR 2105
Editorial staff:
Benedikt Brisch, Director DAAD New York
Casey Detrow
Peter Kerrigan
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